Thursday, April 9, 2015

Replacement for Fox Crime

With Fox Crime due to wind up operations on 19th April, it's still not clear what will replace the channel. The most likely replacement is switching to the Asian version, however it's not confirmed whether this is even possible.

Judging by the replacement to Star Movies India hopefully it's not another foreign language channel. Also the replacement for the channel is officially Star Movies Select HD a new channel expected to launch somewhere in April. Since it's a HD channel, it will not be available on PEO TV, not to mention that Star Movies too pulled out of Sri Lanka.

So lets hope that PEO TV replaces Fox Crime India with a channel like AXN Asia!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Peo TV Software upgrade, etc

As per news coming out on the Peo TV camp, the last few days have seen software updates (v 7.01) being rolled out to the Netgem set top boxes. There are unconfirmed reports of some subscribers receiving the new Net Gem set top box.

However the rollout is said to be extremely slow, some Netgem set top boxes haven't received the software updates too.

Additionally channels such as "Dream TV" & "Bollywood Masala" have appeared on the Netgem platform as a result of the update.

The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of April, however this may be unlikely taking into consideration that New Year Holidays are around the corner.

In other news it turns out that cost is one of the issues preventing Peo TV from adding more International channels.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NDTV Good Times & more...

With effect from day before yesterday & as of last night Peo TV have halted the broadcast of life style & cookery channel NDTV Good Times. This move comes all of a sudden & could probably be a temporary move for some sort of maintenance work.

In other news it has been reported that Peo TV would be completely switching over all subscribers to new IPTV platform during the course of this month, however as of today there has been no evidence of this happening.

There were also rumours of them planning on addition a slew of channels, however these cannot be confirmed as yet.

Please keep us updated on the latest on Peo TV as the days progress.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A few changes coming your way...

According to reports being received a few changes are expected on PEO TV in the near future. From Feb 28th to March 2nd all PEO TV subscribers will be moved to the new Netgem based platform. This conversion will start from Colombo, for those out of Colombo we are not sure whether the conversion will happen on the said dates. PEO TV will visit houses and change the IPTV boxes.

Channels 15, 16 & 18 (Dream TV, Channel One Six & Knowledge TV) are to be discontinued & according to reports these channels are not available on the new system. It should be said that these channels are PEO TV operated virtual channels.

The channel slot occupied by the now defunct NTV will be replaced by an unnamed International channel. In addition PEO TV is also on the lookout for a channel having similar content as Star Movies. Any progress regarding HD content will be most likely after migration subscribers to the new platform.

We hope these things happen as planned otherwise PEO TV will face serious consequences. PEO TV remove all third grade virtual local channels & concentrate on quality International channels.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Local channels the downfall of PEO TV

From it's inception Sri Lanka's sole IPTV service provider PEO TV has struggled in the pay television market not due to competition but mostly due to bad decisions and the lack of vision.

Having the backing of Sri Lanka's most experienced telco provider, they should have been market leader. However they haven't made use of that backing at all. 

PEO TV has concentrated on local/locally produced channels to drive it's business and it has failed. Channels like AXN, etc are missing from it's lineup. The conversion to the new IPTV platform has been delayed. 

HD content is available in select locations only. If PEO TV is make inroads in the pay television market, they should add more International channels, drop the local ones burdening the system.

The pay tv market in Sri Lanka is soon to have severe competition. PEO TV's decision will determine the destiny of the company.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Star Movies pulls out, Verbum TV to be added

Tomorrow 30th Jan Verbum TV will be added to PEO TV on channel number 93. However there is no replacement for Star Movies in sight. The rightful replacement should be Fox Movies Premium, however since this is not authorised in this region, PEO TV might replace it with a downgraded SD feed of Star World Premiere HD.

This is a big MIGHT since no confirmation is in sight. PEO TV should join hands with other pay service providers and call on Fox International Channels to release Fox Movies Premium into this region.

Also PEO TV should start looking for a replacement for Australia+ which seems to have halted transmissions into this region owing to financial issues.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year End Review & Happy New Year 2015

Looking back at PEO TV's 2014, we got some good news about new stuff that may happen but nothing materialised, however their is a glimmer of hope. Let's look back at the major happenings of 2014.


  • Testing of HD channels.
  • Decommissioning old IPTV platform and switching to new platform.
  • Addition of Sony Six and a few local channels.
At the moment the following HD channels are being tested.
  • Animal Planet HD World.
  • TLC HD World.
  • Fashion TV HD.
  • LUXE TV HD.
These aren't widely available since they are available to only subscribers who have access to SLT FTTH/FTTB services, which is not that many.

As with all things SLT, we have very slow progress but hopefully the migration to the new IPTV platform will be completed and then comes the switching of STB's, which would also take time. New Customers are of course getting the new STB and are on the new platform, however existing customers are not that lucky.

The most wanted channel AXN didn't come PEO TV this year too & may frankly never come due to the corrupt practices adopted by management.

Thank you to all our bloggers who help us to keep this blog up to date and look forward to your continued support throughout 2015.

We take this opportunity to wish the Management & Staff of SLT PEO TV, our fellow bloggers a 
"Very Happy & Prosperous 2015"